2020 16th Annual Event - Thursday June 4th - Sunday June 7th
Web site: www.trailsRus.com
For more information contact Debby Spencer and Judy Ross
P. O. Box 51153, Bowling Green, KY 42102.
Phone: 270-781-6858 Cell: 270-792-5300 E-mail: Spencerdebby@aol.com
400 Miles of Sales
for a "Shop till you Drop" Experience!
It is happening again! The Antiques, Collectibles and STUFF! 400 Mile Sale across Kentucky from Washington, (the south end of Maysville), located on US 68, 4 miles from the banks of the Ohio River and only one mile from Route 9, the AA Highway - all the way to Paducah and back again! A gentleman from Richmond, Ohio, came into one of the shops in Washington during a previous event and showed the owner a 14k gold pin he had purchased for $1 among other gold jewelry he had found at bargain prices.
The Washington Shopkeepers are inviting all residents and businesses to participate by having Yard Sales that weekend the whole one and one-half miles all along Old Main Street and to ask their family, friends and neighbors to bring their items to the residents yards for a joint sale. Most of the shops will be having sales inside their shops located along the street of this 1700s village. This is great way to showcase our community and we are either a starting point or at the finish line!
There is much to experience after leaving Washington as one travels further west toward Paducah Blue Licks State Park, Paris, Harrodsburg - including great barbecue, live music and a number of small festivals along the way. Representatives from Maysville, Washington, Mays Lick, Carlisle, Mt. Olivet, and Paris attended the Planning meetings for the northeastern portion of Hwy 68. That covered just about every town along Hwy 68 from Maysville to Lexington so we are prepared for this event and our visitors!
But it is not just the buyers who love this event. One of the Washington Shopkeepers had numerous people come into her shop and say they had their van stuffed full of purchases, but still found room for more items in Washington. Another Washington Shopkeeper reported people from Illinois and other states say they took their vacation to travel these 400 miles in Kentucky each year since the event began and to look for them every year. An antique shop owner in Paris said she sold more on the first day of the sale than she had previously sold during the entire 4 days the year before. Wednesday evening (before the sale even started) I sold $400 worth of stuff before I could get my truck unloaded, said one vendor. People were definitely here to shop and buy, stated another seller who practically sold everything he had the first day and had to go back and get two more truckloads.
This will be the tenth year for this event and many anticipate it more than quadrupling in number of yard sales setting up along the route. This
400-mile 4-day event, which takes place all across Kentucky along historic Hwy 68/80, is something you will not want to miss!
From the 2012 Event:
10th Anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale across Kentucky -June 6-9, 2013
2012 SHOPPER RESPONSES
Laura & Tommy Curreri from Winchester, Kentucky traveled from Maysville to Campbellsville, staying at French Quarter Inn in Maysville.When my husband and I first saw the cow bell which was near Harrodsburg on our way west which we were like 200 miles into our trip, my husband passed on it. We traveled all the way to Bowling Green, stopping at various sales and each time he said he wished he would have gotten the bell. The next day on our way home, we were on the look out for the home where the cow bell was, hoping it was still there. To our surprise and excitement, it was and we did purchase it this time for the asking price of $20.
One of the favorite places to stay was the Days Inn in the Maysville Washington area. 2 WSLETTER - Page 13
Met two sisters that were from Texas that came to Maysville KY and stayed and they said they were planning on doing the whole route. My cookie jar collection was a hit. Sold just about all I had. Was very pleased with the sales. Vicki set up at the May's Lick Fire Department.
Note: The itty bitty town of May's Lick was voted as a favorite stop by many.
We used this event as a fundraiser for our local CASA program. While we didnt make as much money as we had hoped, we were pleased with the results and learned what to do and not to do next year! - Another sale in May's Lick.2012 NEWSLETTER - Page 15
LOTS OF PEOPLE WERE WINNERS AT THIS YEARS 400 MILE SALE.
You should see all the bargains we found and the friends we made along the way!
SHOPPER WINNERS 2012
SHOPPERS WHO CAME THE FURTHEST:
Anand Rao from Rajastman India
Larrissa Roach from Misawa Japan. This is their 3rd year attending
the 400 Mile Sale and plan on coming back next year! :)
(There were also shoppers from Canada and England, but they didnt
sign in so we have no way to know who they are ...)
SHOPPERS WHO CAME FURTHEST WITHIN THE USA:
Bill & Katherine Christmas from Oak Harbor, WA
T. Smith & Renee Hayflick from Vancouver, WA
David Hayflich & David Mansion from California have been attending
since 2009. Just look for the big yellow truck coming down the road!
All eight win 2012 400 Mile T-Shirts! Thanks for
coming the distance!
COVERED THE FURTHEST DISTANCE OF THE SALE PURCHASING ITEMS ALL ALONG THE WAY
Karl Steinbiss from Seaford, DE and his friends covered all 400 miles in 4 days, spending two nights in Maysville and
two in Bowling Green. A few of the items they purchased along the way included a wicker chair and coffee table, hog
pots, old trunks, geos, three odd chairs, die cast cars, glassware, etc. (What in the world is a hog pot???)
OTHER SHOPPER WINNERS WERE:
Elise Myers of Gray, Georgia & Vicky Salmon of Hendersonville, Tennessee for sharing their wonderful story.
Sophia, granddaughter of Tommy & Georgette Nugent of Pineville, Louisianna for being one of our youngest shoppers.
Love all her purchases! What a great shopper she is. (featured on page 10)
RANDOM WINNERS FOR SIGNING IN AND/OR FILLING OUT A SURVEY:
Suzanne Bryant of Sharon Grove, KY
Rebecca Park of Otisville, MI
Larry Staleys of Murphy, NC
Jolene Johnson of Beaver Dam, KY
L. Watts of Louisville, KY
Bart Moore of Waynesburg, KY
GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF T-SHIRT AND FREE TANK OF GAS WENT TO ...
Gary & Martha Lay of Jacksonville, Florida!
December 9, 2006 (8th Annual)
Shops stay open past their regular closing hour until 8:00 p.m. for the convenience of those wishing to shop in the evening.
Some serve refreshments, some offer free gift wrapping - new Holiday offerings abound.
For more information call: 606-759-7423 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org